Lead IT Test Automation Engineer

Posted 6 April by Virgin Money
Do you have the skills to develop your career in IT?

Automation isn’t all about robots! Virgin Money has an exciting opportunity for a talented automation engineer to support our delivery teams as they build great products for our customers and colleagues. We need someone to help to build the frameworks that delivery teams will follow when automating their test and release processes, drive forward new tooling, trouble shoot complex problems and help us on our journey to DevOps and Continuous Integration. Sound interesting? Read on…

Central to this role is the successful delivery of a test automation service to planned releases and projects across the Virgin Money portfolio. You will lead and support colleagues on a variety of activities, from building testing automation frameworks, managing tooling, resolving technical or automation problems and building continuous integration platforms. We’re always looking to improve our systems, so we’re looking for a self-starter who is constantly scanning the IT landscape for technology & practices that can help make banking even better. We also need someone with the ability to build strong business knowledge, and who understands our key challenges and drivers in the Financial Services sector.


The successful candidate will be highly organised, with the ability to manage all automated test processes. We need someone with exceptional stakeholder management skills, in order to maintain our strong client relationships. Our trusted and valued service providers have an onshore and offshore presence, so experience of this, and cultural awareness, is a must. Communication is also key, as you will provide direction and guidance on all technical aspects of Test Automation. It’s a varied and exciting role so you’ll enjoy multi-tasking as part of an awesome team to deliver quality products [safely], provide support and guidance to colleagues and contribute to the strategic roadmap within your specialist area of Test and Quality Management.

To be brilliant, you’ll have a passion for the implementation and improvement of test automation services. We need someone with sound knowledge of automation tools, such as Selenium and Tosca and associated coding skills. If you have knowledge of Agile and DevOps working environments, as well as building Continuous Integration Pipelines, then we would love to hear from you.

Required skills/experience:
• Implementation and continuous improvement of automation frameworks
• Knowledge of scripting languages and Oracle, Java and Integration technologies
• Knowledge of automation tooling (particularly Selenium and Tosca)

Desirable skills/experience:
• ITIL or ISTQB Certification
• Knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Server

IT could be you! Click on 'Apply’ and get your journey started.

Location - Newcastle

Salary- up to £60,000 depending on experience plus amazing benefits.

Our aim is to nurture a skilled, diverse and committed workforce where every individual - regardless of background - can share our purpose, reach their potential and be rewarded appropriately for their contribution to our success. We’re also happy to talk flexible working with you.

Required skills

  • Automation
  • Releases
  • Scripting
  • Stakeholder Management

Application question

Would you sucessfully pass a Credit Check, Criminal Record Check and Reference Check?

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